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Article about: I recently acquired this beautifully stitched Chinese or Japanese silk in what appears to be its original frame. I am interested in the meaning of it. If someone who knows anything regarding

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    I recently acquired this beautifully stitched Chinese or Japanese silk in what appears to be its original frame. I am interested in the meaning of it. If someone who knows anything regarding these, please help me
    Thanks,
    Dean.
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    Last edited by Dean; 09-23-2013 at 12:14 PM.

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    Please read this. It wans't even hard to find.
    Swastika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thanks fuerbach, I appreciate your help but I know about the origin of that symbol. including the many cultures who used variations of it, such as the Norse , native Americans , Tibetans , the Hindu, and so on..
    My concern was what the characters mean. Is it a prayer, or good luck?
    Dean
    Last edited by Dean; 09-23-2013 at 11:40 AM.

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    The swastika is a Buddhist symbol and is seen throughout Asia. Is this embroidery Chinese, I wonder?

    --Guy

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    Thank you, Guy. I suppose it could be Possibly Chinese, I don't know, I can't read either language so this is why I am asking for help. As said, I already know about the swastika symbol. I wanted to know what the other Chinese or Japanese characters mean. And /or the era this may have been made. This isn't my area of collecting so any info is greatly welcome
    Thanks,
    Dean.
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    Hi Dean, just been told from my wife that it seems to be a gift for a Chinese wedding, which was given to the happy couple to wish them good luck for the future, hope this helps you.
    Regards
    Kevin

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    Thank you very much, Kevin! Please give my thanks to your wonderful wife for me, she has helped immensely.
    Regards,
    Dean.
    Last edited by Dean; 09-23-2013 at 11:45 AM.

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    Hi Dean, you are more than welcome, In your bottom picture it definitely says 'Wedding' and the other kanji are for 'good luck' sorry can't be specific about dates but she seems to think it's about 60-70 years old.
    Regards
    Kevin

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    The only ones I can make out are

    Double happiness 菩菩
    Great luck 大吉
    Health

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    Thanks again much appreciated, gentlemen.
    Dean.

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